Interwar Czechoslovak motor sport
When in April 1923 the Kopřivnice car factory presented its new and in terms of construction revolution- ary Tatra 11, it might have seemed that this small, two-cylinder vehicle with just 12hp cannot aspire to any sporting success. Nevertheless, soon after the launch three Tatras 11 took part in the third Czechoslovak International Reliability Trial and won a special Prize of the Board of Autoclub of the Czechoslovak Republic.
In its serially produced version, identical with the car from collections of the NTM exhibited here, the two-cylinder Tatras in subsequent years collected numerous prizes not only in national but also international races.
In June 1924, they won their category in the Austrian Alpine Rally and in summer 1925, Josef Veřmiřovský achieved with his Tatra 11 absolute victory in the Great Russian Reliability Trial on route Leningrad-Tbilisi-Moskva.
Tatra 11 racing specials were also successful. Among other events, they won in their category in May 1924 in the Solitude-Stuttgart hill-climb race and in April 1925 in the Targa Florio race.
Passenger car with air-cooled four-stroke two-cylinder OHV engine placed lengthwise behind the front axle and with a rear-wheel drive. Engine displacement 1056 cc, output 8.8 kW (12 hp), maximum speed 70 km/h. Producer: Kopřivnická vozovka, a. S., Kopřivnice.